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WINTER HILL

Photos by Tony Dunmore and Don Head Page last updated: 2016-12-29

Dec 2016 - new higher tx aerial for G-MAN local TV.

A sudden improvement in signal for this service - noticed by several viewers - prompted a visit to the site, which confirmed that the aerial has been considerably improved; Ofcom lists it as now being at 140 m above ground level, but this figure would appear to be in error, it looks more like 55 m agl.

All photos - apart from the last one - by Tony Dunmore.




At the bottom of this picture, here are the new G-MAN aerials.






We calculate that the new aerials are at 55 m agl.








The old aerials for G-MAN were at the level with the trailing wires.... (but on the right hand side).


As we make our way up the mast we see the three-petal local MUX aerials are now a well established part of the structure.




Tony remarks that the microwave OB receive point that used to be at 250 m agl (ie attached to the platform between the former VHF TV and current UHF TV sections) has gone.


Below: coming back down Tony has also captured the relatively new DAB aerial at 43 m agl for the Liverpool local MUX, which commenced broadcasting in the early summer




BELOW: Don Head managed to get a snap of the new aerial array for the G-MAN mux before it was hoisted into place on the mast.


New array, with added crisp packet.

Winter Hill index

This site is now included in the Update List for the following reason:
April to December 2017: main and reserve UHF aerials to be replaced. No specific dates at present.

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